Hey Illini_Pride...I really don't mean to come off sounding like it's an: us vs. them kinda thing. I am merely asserting that to totally disregard the major role that our brain chemistry plays in SA seems short-sighted at best.
As for the quotes...I usually use them to stress a point (mistaken use..I know) but I will give you some interesting links that highlight the points I was trying to make...I apologize for any confusion I may have caused..
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publicat ... rder.shtml
NIMH · Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)
Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) Symptoms and Treatment 2007
and the 4th definition pertains to the 'baseline' I spoke of can be found here:
baseline - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary